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[New Zealand] Vaping law praised, criticised

While some academics praised the announcement, Otago University's Prof Janet Hoek is worried the law change goes too far. Allowing e-cigarettes to be sold in dairies, service stations and supermarkets would make them too freely available. Instead, sale
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:42
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On Opening Day, Nearly Half of Major League Stadiums Will Be Tobacco-Free – MLB Cities Need to Finish the Job for Our Kids

Nearly half the Major League stadiums (14 of 30) will be completely tobacco-free as a result of state and local laws. In addition, the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) reached last year between players and owners prohibits new MLB players from u
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:36
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[Massachusetts] Groups renew push to raise tobacco age to 21

While 140 Massachusetts cities and towns have raised their legal tobacco sales from 18 to 21, there's a renewed push to enact a similar restriction statewide.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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[North Carolina] Bill in General Assembly could raise smoking age to 21 in NC

The bill, proposed last Wednesday by a group of four Republican legislators in the N.C. House of Representatives, would raise the legal minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco products by three years, through it would grandfather in people who are cu
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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[Oregon] Republican-linked nonprofit downplays ties to Big Tobacco while fighting smoking age increase

Impact Oregon, a nonprofit controlled by Senate Republican leaders, surged into action this month to oppose increasing Oregon's tobacco age. The group didn't publicly disclose that its treasurer, Paul Rainey, has close ties with a tobacco lobbyist: Juste
The Oregonian
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: A new round for tobacco purchase age debate (Editorial)

Given the trends and political climate, it would be an upset if Massachusetts does not raise the tobacco purchase age. But upsets have happened on Beacon Hill before. For all the arguments in favor of raising the age, the opposition has never lost on the
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Massachusetts] State lawmakers urged to increase legal smoking age

More than 100 cancer survivors, teenagers, and their families gathered at the State House, urging lawmakers to support a bill to raise the state smoking age from 18 to 21. Young adults are a key market for the tobacco industry with 95% of smokers startin
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Africa, Nigeria] IFIJEH: Flavoured Cigarettes: A Sinister Ploy to Ensnare Children

With the rising influx of flavoured cigarettes into the Nigerian market, which are mostly targeted at luring children, Martins Ifijeh writes on why the government and stakeholders must strengthen interventions against illicit tobacco trade in the country
This Day (ng)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Massachusetts] Should Mass. raise age to buy tobacco to 21?

Last year, the State Senate passed Lewis’ bill with overwhelming support. However, the State House of Representatives never held a floor vote. Opponents said the age change would be blow to personal freedom and would hurt businesses that sell tobacco.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Pennsylvania] Ridley OKs smoking ban in township parks and fields

With the approval of Ordinance No.2029 by the commissioners at their March meeting, township parks and athletic fields will now be tobacco free. “Tobacco-free parks provide children with a clean and healthy place to play, as discarded tobacco waste makes
Delaware County (PA) Daily Times
added Mar 30, 2017 16:17
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